Palermo School Shuttered Suddenly To Make Way For High-Rise

Patrick Archer ba government, buenos aires events, real estate

The Buenos Aires parents and teachers of several hundred students who attended a Palermo private school woke up New Year’s Day with a serious hangover, but Chandon and Fernet were not los culpables. While most BA residents were out celebrating New Year’s Eve with friends and family, professional movers were busy removing all of the furniture, desks, chalkboards and documents …

Buenos Aires Street Parking Rates Will Rise 300% Next Year

Patrick Archer ba government, buenos aires events, real estate

The cost of  parking on the street in several Capital Federal neighborhoods will surge over 300% next year when proposed legislation from the Government of the City of Buenos Aires wins approval. The new measure, which was debated last week in the legislature’s Transit and Transportation Committee, will extend the new progressive metered street parking system currently in force in Microcentro to …

Final Three Stations For Subte’s H Line Win Approval

Patrick Archer ba government, buenos aires events, real estate, tourism

The missing piece of the underground puzzle connecting northern and southern Buenos Aires finally won unanimous approval yesterday, and three new stations will complete the northern loop to Retiro. The H Line of the Subte, which currently stops at Pueyrredon and Corrientes, will now extend north along Avenida Pueyrredon, intersect the D Line’s Pueyrredon station at Avenida Santa Fe, jog …

Bicing: Triple-Digit Surge in Demand for BA’s Free Bike Service

Patrick Archer ba government, competitiveness, lifestyle

When the City of Buenos Aires originally launched the free bicycle rental program, Mejor en Bici, in 2010, few could have envisioned the surge in demand. In fact, many observers and commenters voiced skepticism saying such a program works well in a metro like Barcelona, Hangzhou or Paris but would never catch on in car-centric, often congested BA. Fast forward …

VanityBA: Buenos Aires Fashion Week 2012 Showcases Fall/Winter Collections

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, ba government, buenos aires events, creative class, lifestyle, vanityba

Buenos Aires Fashion Week, the city’s most important fashion event kicks off today through Friday at La Rural in Palermo. A preview event was held last night with the Vitamina collection at Paseo Alcorta, but the main event begins today with 8 collections including Varanasi, Evangelina Bomparola, Vicki Otero and Wanama. BAFWeek official Kika Tarelli says this year’s edition features …